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Project Leader

Mechanical production

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Are you the project leader who connects people and books the very best results for the project through tact and excellent communication skills?

We want to hear from you!

We are looking for a project leader for our Mechanical production department. As a mechanical engineer, you will contribute greatly to the high quality of our yachts.

  • What will you do?

    As project leader in the Mechanical production department, you are the central contact person for all installations, pipelines, engine room and sanitary units on board, during construction of the yacht. You will be working in the highest division of yacht building, where the scope and complexity of systems is rapidly developing. As soon as engineering has determined the specifications, you are responsible for managing the project on behalf of the Mechanical discipline.
    You coordinate the project requirements, deadlines and scheduling, and gear these with the interdisciplinary team members of shipbuilding, interior and exterior.
    You oversee the complete project, monitor the planning and budget in great detail, and guarantee progress. You prepare and advise on status reports and project communication plans. In doing so, you lead the project team and coordinate preparation for production, including control drawings, on-board approval, planning of work and ensuring internal availability of materials. You take account of project risks, set guidelines and quality requirements. You evaluate the projects during the process and adjust where necessary.
    Each yacht is unique.. Your expertise will therefore quickly develop. The professional variation and the collaboration with various disciplines makes this an extremely multifaceted position Together with all your colleagues, you deliver a market-leading yacht within the set specifications, planning and budget. This gives you great satisfaction.

  • Where will you work?

    The Mechanical production department is responsible for the pipelines, installations, sanitary units and layout of the engine room. Together with Shipbuilding production, Interior production and Exterior production, this department is responsible for the physical production of the yacht. This all takes place at the shipyard in Oss. You will be involved in construction throughout the process, from keel laying up to and including the test sail. This department is characterised by the great freedom and leeway for completion of the work within the specifications. You will work in a close-knit team with colleagues who are equally enthusiastic. Communication is direct, in an open and informal atmosphere.

  • Who are we looking for?

    You are a true organiser: a connector who books the very best results for the project through tact and excellent communication skills. You want to make the most of yourself and your team. You have a passion for mechanical engineering and shipbuilding. You are in your element when achieving results. You are also not afraid of the necessary complex technological challenges. Together, you work to find an integrated solution in a multidisciplinary environment which energises you! You apply the highest quality standards in everything you do. Thanks to your analytical capacities and mathematical insight, you will always be in control. You have plenty of experience in project-based working. You are autonomous and you can motivate colleagues. In doing so, you stand your ground under pressure.

    Education and experience:

    • An HBO background aimed at mechanical engineering and supplemented with 4 years of relevant work experience.
    • Experience in leadership of mechanical engineering projects.
    • Know-how and skills in project management, planning and control.
    • Experience with the use of ERP systems
    • Good use of the English language both orally and in writing.
    • Experience in yacht building or shipbuilding is preferred.
  • What we offer

    At Heesen, the happiness of our employees is important to us. That’s why we offer all Heesen employees a job with responsibility, collegiality and appreciation. You will get all the space to further develop yourself and grow.
    Working at Heesen, you can expect the following attractive benefits:

    • A competitive salary.
    • Good travel reimbursement with unlimited kilometres.
    • Pension scheme.
    • Fitness subscription with 50% discount or free company sponsored swimming.
    • Collective health insurance.
    • 27 holidays and 13 (set) ATV-days (when working fulltime).
    • Possibilities for development and education.
    • Active staff association organising fun trips, drinks and festivities.

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